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Uttlesford council agrees to sell its 50% share in Chesterford Research Park

Uttlesford council agrees to sell its 50% share in Chesterford Research Park

Uttlesford council agrees to sell its 50% share in Chesterford Research Park

29 February 2024

Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) administration to ‘cash in’ on property portfolio to plug budgetary black hole.


Opposition demands less ‘waffle’ from Uttlesford council’s administration

Opposition demands less ‘waffle’ from Uttlesford council’s administration

Opposition demands less ‘waffle’ from Uttlesford council’s administration

29 February 2024

Tory’s motion demanding straightforward answers to questions is unanimously carried as R4U accepts need to ‘improve clarity of responses’


Signalling problems cause chaos on trains through Bishop’s Stortford

Signalling problems cause chaos on trains through Bishop’s Stortford

Signalling problems cause chaos on trains through Bishop’s Stortford

29 February 2024

A fault at Harlow Town developed before 8am, leaving passengers at Sawbridgeworth and other stations stranded on stationary trains.


Stansted Airport jobs fair offers bags of opportunities and chance to land a role

Stansted Airport jobs fair offers bags of opportunities and chance to land a role

Stansted Airport jobs fair offers bags of opportunities and chance to land a role

28 February 2024

Almost 50 companies including MAG Stansted, Ryanair, Titan Airways, Harrods Aviation, World Duty Free and Border Force will attend event on March 7.


Essex Police arrests four men on suspicion of rape in one day

Essex Police arrests four men on suspicion of rape in one day

Essex Police arrests four men on suspicion of rape in one day

27 February 2024

The force’s Operational Support Group arrested the suspects on Monday (February 26) in connection with four separate investigations.


Company renews bid to extend Wickham Hall solar farm into Uttlesford

Company renews bid to extend Wickham Hall solar farm into Uttlesford

Company renews bid to extend Wickham Hall solar farm into Uttlesford

27 February 2024

Plans for a Bishop’s Stortford solar farm straddling the East Herts and Uttlesford border are being pursued with renewed energy.


Lib Dem candidate accuses Kemi Badenoch of ‘political game-playing’ over Post Office row

Lib Dem candidate accuses Kemi Badenoch of ‘political game-playing’ over Post Office row

Lib Dem candidate accuses Kemi Badenoch of ‘political game-playing’ over Post Office row

26 February 2024

Smita Rajesh has called for an investigation into the Secretary of State for Business and Trade’s statement to the House of Commons.


Essex says burning black bag waste is only option as it plans for no landfills

Essex says burning black bag waste is only option as it plans for no landfills

Essex says burning black bag waste is only option as it plans for no landfills

26 February 2024

However, the county council’s principal focus is to reduce the overall amount of residual waste by increasing recycling rates to 70%.


Birchanger scheme delays caused by weather, drainage issues and ‘unmapped utilities’

Birchanger scheme delays caused by weather, drainage issues and ‘unmapped utilities’

Birchanger scheme delays caused by weather, drainage issues and ‘unmapped utilities’

26 February 2024

Controversial scheme has been ongoing for almost two years and caused huge disruption in Bishop’s Stortford and the surrounding area.


Essex set to make booking system for tips permanent despite Uttlesford opposition

Essex set to make booking system for tips permanent despite Uttlesford opposition

Essex set to make booking system for tips permanent despite Uttlesford opposition

26 February 2024

Essex County Council’s booking system for household recycling centres is set to be made permanent, despite its unpopularity in Uttlesford.


Councillors gagged ahead of debate over sale of £102m ‘crown jewel’ to plug yawning deficit

Councillors gagged ahead of debate over sale of £102m ‘crown jewel’ to plug yawning deficit

Councillors gagged ahead of debate over sale of £102m ‘crown jewel’ to plug yawning deficit

26 February 2024

Uttlesford council’s ex-leader says forecast loss of £1.8m from rising interest rates will have to be paid for by council tax rises or service cuts.


Sacked: Essex Police officers who sexually harassed female colleagues

Sacked: Essex Police officers who sexually harassed female colleagues

Sacked: Essex Police officers who sexually harassed female colleagues

23 February 2024

“In the street, in private or inside Essex Police, we will continue to tackle violence against women and girls. This remains a priority for us.”


Trains through Bishop’s Stortford disrupted by tree on overhead lines

Trains through Bishop’s Stortford disrupted by tree on overhead lines

Trains through Bishop’s Stortford disrupted by tree on overhead lines

23 February 2024

Network Rail engineers found a tree had fallen onto overhead lines between Stansted Mountfitchet and Elsenham.


Councillors tell police chiefs response to drug crime in Uttlesford ‘is not good enough’

Councillors tell police chiefs response to drug crime in Uttlesford ‘is not good enough’

Councillors tell police chiefs response to drug crime in Uttlesford ‘is not good enough’

22 February 2024

Three councillors wrote jointly to Chief Constable and police commissioner to warn of public “crisis of confidence” in the force.


Health watchdog identifies inadequate staff training at supported living complex

Health watchdog identifies inadequate staff training at supported living complex

Health watchdog identifies inadequate staff training at supported living complex

22 February 2024

Mandalay in Saffron Walden specialises in providing support to people with learning disabilities, autism and other complex needs.


Council contributes £41,000 to RAAC repairs for leisure centre

Council contributes £41,000 to RAAC repairs for leisure centre

Council contributes £41,000 to RAAC repairs for leisure centre

22 February 2024

£164,587 cost of repairs split between three PFI partners and Uttlesford District Council, which was under no legal obligation to contribute.


Uttlesford council’s property portfolio under the spotlight after £7m drop in value

Uttlesford council’s property portfolio under the spotlight after £7m drop in value

Uttlesford council’s property portfolio under the spotlight after £7m drop in value

22 February 2024

The district council, run by Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), has borrowed a total of £93m from other councils around the country since June 2022.


Met Office issues warnings for heavy rain and strong winds on Thursday

Met Office issues warnings for heavy rain and strong winds on Thursday

Met Office issues warnings for heavy rain and strong winds on Thursday

21 February 2024

The Gardens of Easton Lodge has cancelled its snowdrop open day – and half-term activities at Hatfield Forest and Audley End could be at risk.


Princess Alexandra gears up for five-day strike by junior doctors

Princess Alexandra gears up for five-day strike by junior doctors

Princess Alexandra gears up for five-day strike by junior doctors

20 February 2024

Medics at the Harlow hospital will take continuous industrial action from 7am Saturday (Feb 24) to 11.59pm Wednesday (Feb 28).


Essex County Council commits £564,000 to analysing black bin waste

Essex County Council commits £564,000 to analysing black bin waste

Essex County Council commits £564,000 to analysing black bin waste

20 February 2024

The Essex Household Waste Composition Analysis will obtain a “statistically representative baseline composition analysis” of kerbside waste.


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